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Pono Kai Resort

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Kapaa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
oldwanderingwoman Overland Park, Kansas
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Positives: Close the airport Outdoors/lawns are well manicured Property is on the beach Great ocean views Pool was okay. Free Wifi offered but doesn't work. Negatives: Old sad looking rooms with tiny ants every where in the kitchen. Someone else's hair in the bed and bathrooms. The smell in the small and dirty elevator turned me off. The pool door... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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23 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a week in early November in a two bedroom, sea-front unit on a time share exchange. The furnishings aren't elegant, but comfortable and clean. Much appreciated were the reading lamps in the living room and both bedrooms--something lots of places lack. The master bedroom was very large and probably could have used another piece of furniture to make... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked the resort and the service, nothing to complain about. The only thing that was a bit disappointing that the beach was not maintained.The grounds are beautiful, they have BBQs for guests' use.Front desk and activity desk were very helpful-we booked Napali Coast and kayak tour from them. The rooms are old fashioned but clean and had everything you... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i can't say that this place was fantastic...however - it was clean, had beds and a hot shower, and was basically on the beach. If you are looking for fancy accomodations - then this is not the place for you...however I don't think that any place on Kapaa would work better. THis was our first time in Kauai - and... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for seven nights as part of a timeshare exchange. The location is perfect if you are looking to explore the entire island. Thanks to the full size kitchen we were able to make breakfast every morning before we took off to the beaches and trails. You are down the street, walking distance, from restaurants, grocery stores, and... More

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Pune, India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our stay here. We were first in E block and then in A. The appliances in E block were much better then those in A block. A block seemed older but the view was fantastic. The staff was great and very helpful.

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I own weeks at this resort and have been coming here for years. We just stayed two weeks and had a great time. Everything was just as usual, nice people, beautiful grounds and clean an comfortable units. We were in A209 this time, it is one of the square units that are on the ends of the buildings. They are... More

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Seattle, Washington
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16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at Pono Kai 4 times over the past 10 years. Generally I like the resort, the grounds, friendly staff, and location. This past stay I noticed the decline in the quality of the resort since last year. The grounds are still maintained, however, the buildings have suffered. The common corridors in the buildings are not clean. I... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for your repeat stays at the Pono Kai Resort over the years. I am not sure if you stayed at one of the condos our vacation rental company manages, but I have forwarded on your concerns about the grounds and common areas to the onsite management company so that your voice will be heard. Mahalo, Keith Condominium... More

Roseburg, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Pono Kai for the first time for a week with family. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean. The resort is not fancy at all, but comfortable and in a good location. It's on the beach, which you can swim but the snorkeling isn't good. Would defiantly come back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got upgraded to a better room, beautiful views. Staff was very helpful and went the extra mile to make sure my dream vacation was everything I wanted.I will definitely stay here again. Nothing like waking up daily to the sound of the waves and the breeze on your balcony.

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Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
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